Before you begin looking for books it's always a good idea to think about synonyms or other words that encapsulate your concept. For example, if you're looking for information about Chinese in Malaysia, your list might look like this:
If you're looking for books pertaining to public opinion or other social conditions, try using the following phrases in your books search:
MOBIUS is a resource sharing library network that allows access to thousands of books, ebooks, media, and more! MOBIUS allows you to request materials from academic/public libraries all across the U.S.!
Books at Spiva Library are filed by the Library of Congress Classification System. To determine the Library of Congress call number of a specific book one must search the Spiva Library Catalog. A Spiva Library catalog search widget is provided below.
If you need a book which Spiva Library does not own, we can request a copy from another library using a service called InterLibrary Loan.
Before you place a request for a book, be sure to check MOBIUS. Books available through MOBIUS libraries can be requested by MSSU students, faculty and staff from the MOBIUS page.
This service is available to all MSSU students, faculty, alumni, staff and community card holders.
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